Thorstenson’s Lazy TV Ranch Gelbvieh and Angus 37th Annual Bull Sale
March 5, 2018
Date: Mar. 3, 2018
Location: At the ranch, Selby, S.D.
Owners: Vaughn and Wendy Thorstenson, Brian and DeDee Begeman
Auctioneers: Lynn Weishaar and Seth Weishaar
Tri-State Representative: Dan Piroutek
12 Gelbvieh bulls – $4,979
120 Balancer bulls – $4,508
38 Angus bulls – $4,979
170 Total bulls – $4,630
A sunny spring day greeted the crowd attending the Thorstenson's Lazy TV Ranch 37th Annual Bull Sale held March 3 at their ranch west of Selby, South Dakota. Buyers from nine states kept the bidding active both live and via the internet.
Topping the sale offering at $14,000 was lead-off Angus, Lot 176, selling to longtime customer, Larry Thompson, of Glenham, South Dakota. Sired by Schiefelbein iBull, he posted a 122 WW index and a 125 YW index, along with above average feed efficiency.
Leo Gauderman, Glenfield, North Dakota, claimed Lot 121, sired by Bieber Hard Drive Y120, and also a maternal brother to Lazy TV Big Bud for $10,000. The red Balancer indexed 135 for IMF, and was also well above average for feed efficiency.
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Dale Gasho Ranch from Beach, North Dakota, selected the high-selling black Balancer in Lot 4, sired by DBRG Twister 451B, at $9000. Lot 4's performance EPDs rank in the top 5 percent of the Gelbvieh breed, and he is also homozygous polled.
Gasho also chose Lot 11, another black BA63 sired by Twister, for $8,750. Lot 11 indexed 117 for weaning weight.
Dean Grosz, Olivet, South Dakota, had the final bid of $8,750 on Angus Lot 182. Sired by VAR Discovery 2240, and out of a first-calf heifer, he posted a 120 WW index and a 116 YW index.
Volume buyer, Merle Hicks of Martin, South Dakota, chose Lot 127, another Hard Drive-sired red Balancer, for $8,250.